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The Race Against The Stasi: The Incredible Story of Dieter Wiedemann, the Iron Curtain and the Greatest Cycling Race on Earth

Author: Herbie Sykes.

The Race Against The Stasi: The Incredible Story of Dieter Wiedemann, the Iron Curtain and the Greatest Cycling Race on Earth

Author: Herbie Sykes.

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Item #: D34400
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: Aurum
ISBN: 9781781315361
Although he was a hero of East German sport, cyclist Dieter Wiedemann fell in love with Sylvia Hermann, a girl from the other side of the wall. In 1964, he was allowed to participate in a race in West Germany, and Wiedemann used the opportunity to defect. Here Herbie Sykes tells the tale of how Wiedemann lived out a love story and also fulfilled his lifetime... More
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Although he was a hero of East German sport, cyclist Dieter Wiedemann fell in love with Sylvia Hermann, a girl from the other side of the wall. In 1964, he was allowed to participate in a race in West Germany, and Wiedemann used the opportunity to defect. Here Herbie Sykes tells the tale of how Wiedemann lived out a love story and also fulfilled his lifetime ambition of racing in the Tour de France, but risked horrific consequences both for himself and the family he left behind.


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